I recently( well last year), purchased a copy of a pattern by Sandra Betzina V1297.
I was really drawn to the interesting pocket detail,and the variations as well .
This pattern uses heaps of fabric due to the size of the pockets they are huge. I really love a pocket and put them in most of the garments I make for myself.
I bought this gorgeous crinkle knit ,it looks like shades of denim but is sheer. I thought I had enough for the version pictured in black and white but I couldn’t manage it . So I made the other pictured version. No worries though ,I love what I’ve done. This was a quick make, as most knit fabric sewing is.
As you can see in the above pictures, there are a few construction details that are possibly of interest. I needed to stabilise some seams with bias tape , so I used grey as it was the best colour match, and cut it to the width I needed. As I was cutting the fabric I loved the effect of the selvage . It is crinkled and has more depth of compressed colour . I have used it to edge the armholes and the neck edge, it gives a really cool effect and works well with the dress.
I overlocked the edges in grey which seemed the best colour match.
As it is sheer at the time I made it I realised I also needed to make a slip .
The grey stretch fabric worked really well with the dress so it was selected for the slip . All hems were stitched using twin needles in conjunction with a walking foot to give a good finish.
I really recommend this pattern , this is a fun and comfortable dress to wear , I will definitely make it again. Actually I have already cut out my next. More later…